Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Friday, August 17, 2007

Calm

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

I don't think of myself as calm, and you probably don't either. High Strung, Over Achiever, Emotionally acting. Which I don't nesessarily always find as bad things (sometimes I do, but not always.) It means I like things to be done with excellence, I like things to be right, and if needed I will kick someone's butt at a moments notice should the need arise. Also means, in the words of KayMac, I love loudly (I now sign my name that way... loving loudly, Margie).

In the last week, my insides may have been going nuts but I have had a calm over me. I've given counsel to many people, which makes me laugh, because I am just not that smart, good thing for the Holy Spirit, huh? I've been in situations where everyone is freaking out around me, being bossy, some people being plain jerks, but I've just kept my course, gathered my information and gotten through it, you know why? One, because I've asked for prayer, the other is because I know God has it all. Do what's right, and no matter what the world says, He's got it. I love the Beatitudes...
Matthew 5:1-12
1Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,
2and he began to teach them saying:
3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.
10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

He's got it all. Big or small, I feel like if your heart belongs to Jesus, He'll be your everything, He's got your back, your front, your side, your up, your down.

If you're going to be excited, be excited in Him!!

Matthew 5:13-16 13"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

1 comment:

Pat said...

Thanks...I needed this.